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Part-Time English Instructor (Pool)

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Job Title: Part-Time English Instructor (Pool)
Job Location: Saratoga , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: English, ESL, Writing
Application Closing Date: 3/6/2018
Date Posted: 2018-02-26
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Part-Time English Instructor (Pool)
West Valley-Mission Community College District

Position Title
Part-Time English Instructor (Pool)

Mission College

Position Summary Information



Applications for Part-Time, Associate Faculty pools are continually accepted (unless otherwise specified) by the District and will be added to the application pool for review by hiring authorities on an as-needed basis. Should you be invited for an interview, you will be contacted by a District representative.


This position is a part-time position as an Associate Instructor in English. The teaching assignment may require teaching lecture-discussion courses during day, evening or on Saturday and/or in an on-line/distance education format. The assignments are as needed, during Spring, Summer, and/or Fall semesters. This position is represented by the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT / AFT Local 6554).

Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits

Salary is based on a percentage of workload, up to a maximum of 67% of a full-time load. Salary is prorated based on an initial hiring salary range of $23,948-$28,442 per semester; and is based on academic achievement, teaching and related experience.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation for in-class or on-line/distance education activities, evaluation of students' work, consultation with students outside of class and/or on-line, maintenance of currency in the subjects taught.
  • Maintain accurate class and other records required by the college.
  • Submit, when due, attendance rosters and grade reports.
  • Follow course outlines as filed in the instruction offices.
  • Maintain office hours each week, at .5 hours per week per section.
  • Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.
  • Provide each student with a written course syllabus at the beginning of the course, as per instructions in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.
  • Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the members' area of expertise.
  • Work cooperatively within the college community.
  • Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.
  • Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice and/or bias.
  • Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education - Possess any one of the following:

  • Master's degree in English, literature, comparative literature, or composition; OR
  • Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND master's degree in linguistics, TESL, speech, education with a specialization in reading, creative writing, or journalism; OR
  • valid California Community College Instructor's Credential in English; OR

The equivalent of the above.

2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to teach effectively and to communicate well with students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, both
    in and out of the classroom.
  • Knowledge of a variety of instructional approaches, techniques and strategies.
  • Teaching, training, and/or cultural life experiences that enable one to teach, tutor, and mentor students from diverse linguistic, cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, or
    educational backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of the content of appropriate courses.
  • Knowledge of methods relevant to teaching writing courses effectively, especially at the community college level.
  • Experience in teaching either practical, remedial, or transfer writing courses, especially at the community college level.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Selection Process


  • Applications will be screened by appropriate department representatives on an as-needed basis. Qualified applicants who best meet the needs of the division will be contacted for an interview.
  • Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Applications will remain in our online system for 1 year. Each year, part-time pools will be refreshed and applicants will be notified of the opportunity to re-submit application.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

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